Anthony Joshua wants to see an all-British blockbuster for the fans, thus he is cheering for Tyson Fury to defeat Oleksandr Usyk.
At “Ring of Fire” in Saudi Arabia on February 17, “The Gipsy King” will challenge Usyk for the heavyweight titles of WBA, WBO, and IBF, all while defending his WBC title.
The winner will take home a new belt designed especially for the event and become the first heavyweight champion to have all four belts in history.
Following their match at “Knockout Chaos” in the Middle East on March 8, the victor may go on to face either Anthony Joshua or former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou.
After defeating Ngannou, AJ hopes to face Usyk once again.
In September 2021, the Ukrainian accomplished a notable achievement by outlasting Joshua and winning his three heavyweight titles. Eleven months later, he repeated the victory.
“It’s going to be an exciting fight,” Joshua said on Monday to Sky Sports.
“I believe Usyk wins. It doesn’t really concern me. All I want is for them to both be well and get out of the ring. It’s a challenging game. I can only hope that they leave the ring in good condition.
things sort of doesn’t effect my life in terms of how things goes. I’m not one of those supporters who bursts into tears when their team wins or loses.
“It is what it is.” It is tomorrow. Best of luck to them both.
Joshua would much rather face Fury in their much-anticipated match, even though he believes Usyk will become the first man to defeat his countryman next month.
“Probably the chance to fight Tyson Fury,” he continued.
For me and the fans, I believe that fight is preferable.
There is a two-way rematch clause for Fury vs. Usyk. Therefore, even if “The Joker” wins “Ring of Fire,” he still needs to defeat Fury once more before facing Joshua in a trilogy match.
Joshua is anticipated to pursue the IBF title in the interim, since it will become available upon Fury and Usyk’s confirmation that they will rematch instead of taking on mandatory challenger Filip Hrgovic.